Palin stirs up US Tea Party rally

Popular Republican took spotlight in huge rally against healthcare legislation.

    A coalition of conservative activist groups - calling themselves the Tea Party movement - is stepping up demonstrations against the administration of Barack Obama, the US president, ahead of midterm elections.

    On Saturday, it began a 42-city tour campaigning against healthcare reforms signed into law last week.

    Thousands of people joined a rally in Searchlight, Nevada to hear Sarah Palin, the populist Republican former vice-presidential candidate, lead the attack against Harry Reid, the Democratic House Majority leader.   

    Roger Wilkinson reports.
      

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.